UMass Boston


  • Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometer (IRMS)
    • Thermo Delta V+ IR-MS with universal triple collector
    • Thermo Gas Bench II for isotopic analyses of water, dissolved inorganic carbon, and carbonate minerals
    • Costech Elemental Analyzer ECS 4010 for carbon, nitrogen and sulfur isotopic analyses in solids
    • Ocean Analytical Wet Oxidation Total Organic Carbon Analyzer for carbon isotopic measurements of dissolved inorganic and organic carbon
    •  Thermo GC Isolink and Trace GC Ultra for compound specific carbon and nitrogen isotope measurements
    • Thermo TC/EA High Temperature Conversion Elemental Analyzer for Oxygen and Hydrogen isotopic analyses in solids
  • Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometer (GC-MS)
    • Thermo DSQ II MS
  • Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MS)
    • PerkinElmer NexION 2000C
  • ICP-MS peripherals and processing equipment:
    • Solid sampling: CETAC 213 G2+ (213 nm Nd:YAG) equipped with the HelEX II sample cell with larger format and glass slide sample drawers
    • Liquid Sampling:  CETAC ADX-500 online autodilution autosampler, CETAC ASX-520 autosampler, and ESI seaFAST S2 Automated Preconcentration system for undiluted seawater
    • Pre-concentration and extraction systems for low-level trace metal analyses including HPLC fraction collection system
    • In-field trace metal clean water collection systems
  • Electron Microscopy
    • JEOL JSM-6010LA IntouchScope Scanning Electron Microscope
  • Microscopy
    • Leica S6D Stereo Microscope
  • Elemental Analyzer (EA)
    • Costech Elemental Analyzer ECS 4010 for carbon, nitrogen and sulfur isotopic analyses in solids
    • PerkinElmer EA: NC of solids
  • Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP-OES)
    • PerkinElmer Optima 3000XL
  • Cold Vapour Atomic Fluorescence Spectroscopy (CVAFS)
  • Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)
    • Smiths Detection FTIR Microscope
  • Liquid Nutrients
    • Lachat QuickChem 8500 FIA
    • Thermo Dionex Aquion Ion Chromotography (IC) System for surface water anions and cations (Dionex AS-DV autosampler)
  • Mercury Analyzers
    • Cetac QuickTrace M-8000
    • Cetac QuickTrace M-6100
  • Sediment Digestion Systems
    • CEM MARS microwave digestion system
  • Dissolved Inorganic/Organics
    • Phoenix 8000 organic carbon analyzer
  • UV-Vis Spectrometers
    • PerkinElmer Lambda 35
  • Fluorometer
    • Turner 10AU Field and Laboratory Fluorometer
  • Digital Microbalances
    • Satorius Cubis ultra-microbalance
    • PerkinElmer AD-6 Autobalance and Weighing Unit
  • ED-XRF
    • Spectro XEPOS Bench Top Energy Dispersion X-ray Fluorescence


Environmental Analytical Facility

100 Morrissey Blvd
Boston, MA 02125 USA


Contact/Sample Shipping Information:
Alan Abend
School for the Environment
100 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA 02125

Alan Abend